Riad Kniza

Dating from the 18th century, Riad Kniza is a small, luxury "Hotel de Charme" in the heart of the old Médina of Marrakech, completely restored by Haj Mohamed Bouskri using traditional materials and artisans to recreate an authentic Moroccan experience as in days gone by.

Enjoy Moroccan hospitality at its finest in the lavishly restored suites of Riad Kniza, an historic 200-year-old mansion, owned by one of Marrakech’s most famous antique dealers. Teams of Morocco’s most highly skilled craftsmen have honoured their masters in creating this gem of Moorish architecture. Riad Kniza, with its eleven tastefully decorated rooms and suites, is an excellent point of departure from which to explore the city. It conveniently lies inside Bab Doukkala, one of the nine main gates of the medina, midway between the Djemaa el-Fna and Yves St Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle. It is within only few minutes’ walk from the famous Jema l’ Fna square, the wonderful souks and the most important monuments and cultural treasures of this imperial city, and a short distance from the Gueliz, the modern quarter of Marrakech.

Haj Mohamed, aside from being one of the most renowned antique dealers in Marrakech, has been a professional guide for the past 34 years and has shown the best of Marrakech to many VIPs and celebrities including former US Presidents and international movie stars including Brad Pit, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. He will also be delighted to share his profound knowledge of Marrakech and the Kingdom of Morocco, giving you inside information that will ensure you get the very best out of your visit.

The Riad Kniza’s attentive yet discreet English-speaking staff spare no effort to make their guests feel at home and ensure that their stay is unforgettable. A true Moroccan experience would not be complete without the country’s exquisite cuisine and at Riad Kniza guests will enjoy Moroccan gastronomy at its best.


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